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Southchurch High School: boosting Progress 8

Southchurch High School

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Improving Progress 8 by +0.5 using Your Favourite Teacher

Your Favourite Teacher was led by Tina Plucknett, Head of Year 11, with a focus on improving English and Maths results.

The platform was used in tutor time and as homework.

  • YFT resources and staff used in booster sessions
  • YFT usage data informed intervention and mentoring
  • YFT used to facilitate parental support for students at risk of underperforming
  • Used by pupils on long term absence

Southchurch celebrated significant improvements in the English Language, Literature and Maths results in August 2019, with the school’s Progress 8 score rising by a massive 0.5! Results in English and Maths also rose, with an additional 9% of students achieving grades 5-9 in both subjects.

The school has now launched Your Favourite Teacher with students in Years 9 to 11, and they are enjoying healthy usage of the platform, with around 3,000 hours of activity in the first term of the year.

I have been a champion of this platform from the moment I saw it and have not been disappointed. YFT is an integral revision tool for all of our Year 11s and a huge support for some of our most vulnerable learners.
Tina Plucknett, Head of Year 11

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